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                                       Tanzania (December 22, 2005)
                                       Travel Advice by County
                                       U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Country: Tanzania
Title: Travel Advice by Country
Issued: December 22, 2005
Source: U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office

        Tanzania

This advice has been reviewed and reissued with amendments to the
Summary and Political Situation section. The overall level of the advice has
not changed.

SUMMARY

      There is a high threat from terrorism in Tanzania, including
       Zanzibar.
      Armed robberies, especially at remote sites, are increasing.

      There were elections throughout Tanzania, including Zanzibar,
       on 14 December 2005. They were generally peaceful, although
       there was isolated unrest in Stone Town. You should avoid any
       political rallies or demonstrations and continue to monitor this
       travel advice. See also Political Section below.
      Travellers to the area bordering Burundi should exercise caution.
      Tanzania and Zanzibar are popular destinations for British
       visitors and most visits are trouble free.
      We strongly recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel
       and medical insurance before travelling. You should check any
       exclusions, and that your policy covers you for the activities you
       want to undertake. Please see: Travel Insurance.




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SAFETY AND SECURITY

Terrorism

There is a high threat from terrorism in Tanzania, including Zanzibar, as
there is in other East African countries.

There were simultaneous terrorist attacks on the US Embassies in Dar es
Salaam and Nairobi (Kenya) in August 1998. These killed 12 people in Dar
es Salaam and 232 in Nairobi. In Mombasa (Kenya) a suicide car bomb
attack on a hotel on 28 November 2002 killed at least 15 people. There was
an unsuccessful attempt to shoot down an Israeli charter plane on the same
day.

On 20 March 2004, in Zanzibar's capital, Stone Town, a grenade was thrown
into a restaurant frequented by British tourists and locals. British tourists
were present at the time. It did not explode.

You should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks,
which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by
foreigners. Please read "Security and General Tips" and "Risk of
Terrorism when Travelling Overseas".

Crime

Most visits to Tanzania are trouble-free, but armed crime is increasing. In
2004 and 2005, there were four serious but isolated incidents involving
British nationals and other expatriates. The incidents occurred on both the
mainland and the islands. Some of those attacked and robbed were injured.

You should avoid walking alone, especially in isolated areas and on beaches.
Mugging and robberies, sometimes accompanied by violence or the threat of
violence, do occur throughout Tanzania. Around Paje, on the south east
coast of Zanzibar, there has been a series of robberies from guest rooms in
some of the cheaper hotels and from tourists on foot. British gap students
were attacked, robbed and one injured in Mtwara (southern Tanzania) on 14
November 2005.


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Dar es Salaam and other cities in Tanzania are relatively trouble-free. But
you should take sensible precautions. Avoid walking after dark. Do not
make yourself an obvious target for muggers and pickpockets. Do not carry
large sums of cash in the streets or wear expensive-looking jewellery or
watches. Be alert to the risk of thefts of personal property from cars and
taxis stationary in traffic.

Political Situation

Visitors should avoid demonstrations and rallies, especially those of a
political or religious nature.

There was a general election across Tanzania, including Zanzibar, on 14
December 2005. This was generally peaceful, but there was isolated unrest
in Stone Town. Foreign visitors were not targeted. If in Stone Town, you
should remain alert to the possibility of demonstrations, and avoid the
Darajani area.

You should continue to seek local advice and monitor this travel advice.

Local Travel

Tanzania’s national parks are popular destinations for tourists. When
camping, use official sites only. Ensure that you are properly equipped and
seek local advice when entering isolated areas.

Travellers to the area bordering Burundi should exercise caution. Refugee
movements are common. There have been a number of armed robberies in
this area, including vehicle hijackings. There are few facilities for visitors.

Information about travel away from areas regularly frequented by foreigners
can be patchy. You are advised to invest in an up-to-date travel guide and
use only the services of reliable tour companies.

Road Safety

Take extra care when driving. Road conditions are generally poor and there


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are a large number of accidents. Keep doors locked, windows up and
valuables out of sight, as vehicles are sometimes targeted by thieves.

Avoid driving out of town at night.

If renting a motorcycle (available in Zanzibar), you should adopt the same
safety precautions as you would in the UK. Check for serviceability, wear a
helmet and ensure that you are capable of handling the machine.

If stopped by the police, ask for identification before making any payments
for traffic violations.

UK driving licences are acceptable for visitors, but British residents are
expected to obtain a Tanzanian driving licence.

LOCAL LAWS AND CUSTOMS
Tanzanians are welcoming and well disposed towards visitors. But you
should be sensitive to local culture. Loud or aggressive behaviour,
drunkenness, foul language and disrespect, especially towards older people,
will cause offence.

There is a high proportion of Muslims in Tanzania, especially along the
coast and on Zanzibar and Pemba. You should dress modestly. Women
should avoid wearing shorts and sleeveless tops away from tourist resorts
and in Stone Town.

Homosexuality is illegal in Tanzania (including Zanzibar).

All drugs are illegal in Tanzania (including Zanzibar) and those found in
possession will be fined. There are severe penalties, including custodial
sentences, for drug trafficking.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
You should have a valid passport and visa when visiting Tanzania and
Zanzibar. You can obtain visas at Tanzanian diplomatic missions or on
arrival. If you overstay the validity of your visa, or work without an

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appropriate permit, you will be liable to arrest, detention and a fine before
being deported.

Single parents or other adults travelling alone with children should be aware
that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility
before allowing lone parents to enter the country or, in some cases, before
permitting the children to leave the country. For further information on entry
requirements, contact the Tanzanian High Commission, London.

HEALTH
We strongly advise you to obtain comprehensive travel and medical
insurance before travelling. You should check any exclusions, and that your
policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake. Please see:
Travel Insurance. This should cover you for medical repatriation by air, if
necessary. Most visitors to Tanzania stay healthy. But you should be aware
that medical facilities are limited, especially outside Dar es Salaam. The
main health risks are malaria, stomach upsets, sunburn and minor infections.
There are regular outbreaks of cholera throughout the country. You should
therefore boil or filter drinking water, or buy it in sealed brand bottles.
Visitors should seek medical advice before travelling.

There is a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS.

For further information on health, check the Department of Health's website
at: www.dh.gov.uk.

GENERAL
If things go wrong when overseas, please see: What We Can Do To Help.

British residents and visitors staying more than three months should also
register with the Consular Officer at the British High Commission on arrival.
This can also be done online at the website of the British High Commission
in Tanzania (http://www.britishhighcommission.gov.uk/tanzania go to
Passport and Visas, then consular, then online consular registration).

You should carry identification at all times.

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Credit cards are accepted by some, but not all, hotels, and by more up-
market shops in urban areas. ATMs are only available in major cities.

OTHER

Tanzania Country Profile

CONTACT DETAILS

                 Address:         British High Commission
                                  Umoja House
                                  Garden Avenue
                                  PO Box 9200
                                  Dar es Salaam

                 Telephone:       (255) (22) 211 0101
                                  (255) (0)744 242 242 Duty Officer out of
                                  hours number (for emergencies only)
                                  (255) 211 0303 ext. 2265, 2270 or 2216
                                  Crisis hotline. (Please note this number
                                  will only be manned in times of crisis.)

                 Facsimile:       (255) (22) 211 0102

                 Email:           bhc.dar@fco.gov.uk

                 Office           Mon-Thur: 04:30-13:30 GMT
                 Hours:           Fri: 04:30-11:30 GMT

                                  Mon-Thur: 07:30-15:30 Local Time
                                  Fri: 07:30-13:30 Local Time

               Website:       www.britishhighcommission.gov.uk/tanzania


       See Also: UK Overseas Mission: Tanzania


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